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(07/01/2008) Memoirs Of A Gigolo by Marcos Rey. New York. 1987. Avon Books. Translated From The Portuguese By Clifford E. Landers. Paperback Original. keywords: Literature Translated Brazil Latin America. 217 pages. 0380750007.

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   FROM PIMP TO PREACHER TO PR EXEC. Meet Mariano-the willy and ribald mascot of Sao Paulo's most infamous bordello. an expert in the carnal complexities of love Brazilian-style. Follow his lusty adventures as he tumbles from one raucous encounter to another-searching for the virginal streetwalker of his dreams. evading his archenemy Esmeraldo. and conning his way to the top of the corporate ladder only to land on skid row after a crazy turn of events. Hilariously rooted in the picaresque, MEMOIRS OF A GIGOLO makes its scamp of a hero the most appealing creation since Tom Jones, in a marvelous tale that pokes fun at the hungers of the flesh and the foibles of the heart.

Edmundo Donato is one of Brazil's most popular and critically acclaimed writers, who uses the name of Marcos Rey as a pseudonym. He was born in Sao Paulo city, state of Sao Paulo, in 1925. His brother Mario Donato is also a writer. He started writing short stories when he was sixteen years old. His first book is a novella which is called Um Gato no Triangulo, in 1953. His first novel, Break-fust in Bed, was a runaway bestseller and has recently been reissued by the Brazilian Book-of-the-Month Club. He has had six other novels and six collections of short stories published, one of which, The Procuress's Funeral, won two of Brazil's most prestigious awards-the Critics Prize and the Jabuti Prize-while MEMOIRS OF A GIGOLO has sold over 200,000 copies in its Brazilian edition. Marcos Key has also written for radio and television, and a number of his stories have been adapted for the cinema both in Brazil and abroad.

 

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